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Proposed new laws to Stop Puppy Farming in WA

Feb 19, 2020
The State Government is progressing changes to the law to Stop Puppy Farming in Western Australia.

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UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism

Feb 25, 2020
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia joined current UFC featherweight champion, Australian Alex Volkanovski, at RAC Arena today to announce Perth will host the pay-per-view UFC 251 on Sunday June 7, 2020.
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2019/2020 Budget Review

Feb 25, 2020
Under Regulation 33A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 (FMR), between 1 January and 31 March in each financial year, a local government must carry out a review of its budget for that year.
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State Government commits $9.35 million to help build better sport and recreation facilities across WA

Feb 25, 2020
Twenty-three communities across Western Australia are to benefit from improved sport and recreation facilities thanks to the State Government allocating $9.35 million to help fund local projects.

Arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern

Feb 24, 2020
Government organisations and community will collaborate to develop an arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern region, thanks to a $50,000 investment from the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP).
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State Government provides $535,000 to improve Great Southern sporting facilities

Feb 24, 2020
Two communities in the Great Southern are to receive a total of $534,995 to help them build better sport and recreation facilities for their local communities.

Introduction of Dog Amendment — (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2020

Feb 24, 2020
On 19 February 2020, the Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2020 was introduced into Parliament. The Bill proposes to introduce:
Highway to Hell: Minister David Templeman and Minister Rita Saffioti with organisers of the Highway to Hell in front of a Transperth Bus

Hell’s Bell ready to ring in the world’s largest homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival’s closing event

Feb 21, 2020
The stages are set and a Hell's Bell is set to ring in the world's largest homage to AC/DC's Bon Scott and his Western Australian links at Perth Festival's 2020 free public finale.
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Pilbara Banned Drinkers Register trial tender launched

Feb 21, 2020
The State Government is progressing the implementation of a trial of a Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) in the Pilbara, with the release today of a tender request outlining the requirements of the system.
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Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple

Feb 20, 2020
Perth is set to host three premier national rowing events through to 2026, which will attract national and international competitors and inject millions into the State's economy.

Significant matters reported by the auditor in an audit report

Feb 20, 2020
If the Auditor General or a local government’s appointed auditor reports a significant matter in an audit report, section 7.12A of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) requires a response from the local government.
A group of puppies

Proposed new laws to Stop Puppy Farming in WA

Feb 19, 2020
The State Government is progressing changes to the law to Stop Puppy Farming in Western Australia.
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Kimberley to host iconic sporting events in 2020

Feb 19, 2020
Broome and Kununurra will again host three iconic sporting events this year thanks to a State Government program which assists regional communities to host local events.
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